2018 Young Farmers & Ranchers 5th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot

L TO R Tristan Benson and Norm Yenni

The Sonoma-Marin Young Farmers and Ranchers hosted their annual fifth Sporting Clays Shoot on Sunday, May 6th at Wing and Barrel Ranch in Sonoma. YF&R sold out their 75 shooter tickets in record time ā€“ just one day of regular sale! Participants included Congressman Mike Thompson, Sheriff Rob Giordano and Captain Mark Essick, many local farmers, business owners and agriculture support industry professionals.

Following breakfast and a safety briefing the teams of five made their way through 15 fully automated stations, trying their luck at each one. A full paella and tri-tip lunch was provided for each shooter and other guests.

The competition was tight with only a few points between the top three shooters. Top Shot for the day was Robert Alkire, second place went to Jimmy Grossi, and third to Buck Serres. The Top Female Shot went to AnnieLaurie Alkire. The winner of the gun raffle was Bob McClure.

Sonoma-Marin YF&R would like to express their sincere gratitude to:

Wing and Barrel Ranch for the annual donation of their venue and clays

and to the following donors & sponsors:

  • American AgCredit
  • Balletto Vineyards and Winery
  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery
  • Garton Tractor
  • Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting
  • Mesa Sonoma
  • Piazza Construction
  • Serres Corporation
  • Serres Ranch
  • Turrentine Brokerage

And thank you to all the participants and volunteers for helping to make this year another success!

Sonoma-Marin YF&R meets the third Wednesday of each month at varying locations throughout Sonoma and Marin counties. If you would like to be added to the email list, please contact SonoMamarinYFR@gmail.com.

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